Webinar Report: Excessive Military Spending in Africa

On May 26 2021, the IPB’s Africa working group held a webinar to examine the trends and implications of expanding military budgets in Africa. The panel consisted of three speakers who each provided in depth context to how the military’s presence in their countries is impacting potentials for peace. The event was moderated by IPB member and Director of 4Kids International, Tyson Smith Berry Jr.  The working group would like to thank the panelists for giving their time and helping us to create a lively and insightful discussion.

Panelists

Major General Prince Charles Johnson III., Chief of Staff, Armed Forces of Liberia

Ms Cyrille Rolande Bechon,  Executive Director of Nouveaux Droits de l’Homme in Cameroon

Mr Michael Amoadjah, Chief Assistant Registrar of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice in Ghana